WIB-National Webinar: Fundraising: The Myths and Realities for Life Science Entrepreneurs
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WIB-National Webinar: Fundraising: The Myths and Realities for Life Science Entrepreneurs

*- Please note this webinar's time is listed in Eastern Standard Time.

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Contact: WIB-National

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Women In Bio's Entrepreneur Center has the mission to support, educate, and accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders and CEOs in the life sciences. With the upcoming JP Morgan RESI conference  and Biotech Showcase kicking off fundraising season in January 2020, now is the time to debunk some misconceptions and myths around fundraising.

Lucy Parkinson has insights into the Life science investor landscape beyond VCs and will dispel some of the Venture Myths and share how you can set up a successful fundraising campaign.

Lucy will tackle myths such as: 

  • Early Fundraising choices are limited to SBIR grants, Friends and Family, Angels, VCs or Strategics
  • Regional Limitation
  • Average fundraising process takes six to nine months
  • You need to get referred to an investor to get a meeting

Lucy will also briefly explain the 10 steps to plan and set up an outbound fundraising campaign including a short excursion on how and what to prepare as marketing collateral.

Speaker Biography

Lucy Parkinson

CEO of Boston Innovation Capital (BIC); VP of Investor Research, Life Science Nation (LSN)

Lucy Parkinson is CEO of Boston Innovation Capital and VP of Investor Research, leading LSN’s investor outreach and analysis team. In over five years as an employee of both Life Science Nation and Boston Innovation Capital, she has analyzed global investors and channel partners in-depth and determined which have vetted mandates and are a fit for her clients. She leads a team of global investor research analysts that curate the LSN Investor Platform, which tracks 10 categories of early-stage life science investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. Lucy also runs the programming of LSN’s Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference Series, which hosts about 2000 investors annually. She was a contributing writer for The Life Science Executive’s Fundraising Manifesto and to two articles published in Nature Bioentrepreneur, as well as being a frequent contributor to LSN’s Next Phase weekly newsletter. Prior to joining LSN, Lucy spent several years working at CPA firms, gaining experience working with small corporations, partnerships, and nonprofi¬t organizations. Lucy graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History and Philosophy of Science. She is a FINRA-registered securities representative and principal, holding Series 7,24, and 63 registrations.

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Pricing Information*

Members: Free

Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $30

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Registration Deadline

December 9, 2019


Event Date/Time

December 10, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST*

*- Please note this webinar's time is listed in Eastern Standard Time. (The webinar begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)

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